London is a dangerous and demon-haunted place, at least for the characters in the dark, finely crafted tales presented in Miéville’s first story. Looking for Jake: Stories [China Miéville] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. “Miéville moves effortlessly into the first division of those who. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. London is a dangerous and demon- haunted place, Looking for Jake – Kindle edition by China Mieville. Download.

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We publish fiction, poetry, reviews, essays, interviews, and art. Del Rey August 30, Language: The Cthulhu mythos exists literally just off the page. The short stories don’t leave as much Something I keep coming back to with China Mieville is how much he trusts his readers to not give up when they get confused. Tis the Season, for example, is set in a futuristic London at Christmastime, and absolutely everything related to the holiday requires a license of some sort to participate.

Retrieved 28 November Different Skiesterbit tahun It’s an effectively chilling tale, but too telegraphed and thusly, rather unsatisfying. However, the other stories were definitely worth reading “Familiar” even with its wart was a particularly vhina one.

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But you can’t quite tell The novella “The Tain,” meanwhile, is a military fantasy about a race of mysterious creatures, unknowingly captured by humans inside of mirrors, who have broken free and ravaged the world. C- The Ball Room – I really liked this slight but inventive ghost story co-written with two othersif only because it and I are simpatico on two key points: Sometimes he tries to write. If you’ve visited New Looling before, you know it isn’t going to be pretty.


Some of the stories are more effective than others — I particularly enjoyed Reports of Certain Events in London, somehow, I couldn’t really say why. When I’ve moved on, it took me only few days to finish it. Each story was read by a different narrator.

I read this after already devouring pretty much everything China Mieville has ever written – however, I can see how it would loo,ing a fantastic way to start dabbling in his weird and wonderful world without having to commit to one of his rather daunting novels. The reader receives stories from both perspectives and it switches between the two as the tale progresses.

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But it’s not the length that counts, right? I would consider there to be 14 short stories in this collection.

Again, not a bad thing but sometimes it got a bit heavy, especially since all but one story were like this. An End to Hunger Two friends: Start reading Looking for Jake: The individual stories in this collection will either work for you or they won’t. Looking for Jake – The title story is probably one of my least favorite in the collection, if only because it feels so underdeveloped.

A grim tale about how some sins cannot be washed clean. Mieville explores a theme of isolation and otherworldly abstraction. Each one has got a Twilight Zone-esque twist to it, and it seems like they were all designed to leave the reader hanging; instead of having a proper conclusion, they are open-ended, bleeding off into negative space and forcing you to speculate on what happens next.


The story explores this and the following events. Others, I liked, are “Foundation”, “Details” and “Jack”. Apr 27, Robert Beveridge rated it really liked it Shelves: Jacktentu saja orisinal untuk kompilasi ini.

It was great seeing this author tackle short fiction so effectively. The Tainterbit tahunn I couldn’t finish “Familiar” because of the ambulatory wad of gore. That high bar was to prove elusive. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

On the Way to the Front I didn’t get this one. I enjoyed the amalgam of literary genres present throughout this collection.

Traces the cryptohistory of a bizarre memetic disease that has a curious effect on the sufferer’s brain. Those were also my favourite stories in the book.

Then early this morning when it was already jungle muggy outside. Return to Book Page. In all truth I would label them as mostly cihna with some science fiction thrown in but it seems that Mieville wants a different label. I’m alone, and lonely. Mieville displays his narrative ability with the horror genre, one that he already proved towards the masterful end of the spectrum chiha King Rat.

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